how to raise driver seat?

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  1. phat80

    phat80 Veteran Member

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    1980 'Maro, since I put on my 2" cowl hood I feel like I'm sitting down in a hole. I can't see nothin'. So I want to raise my seat. Today a played around installing stacks of fender washers until I got the height I want.

    I'm going with a 1" raise, by the time I get the new carpet in that should do the trick. Obviously I can't just use a stack of fender washers as a permanent solution, so if one of you kids can offer some spiritual insight on making a bracket that would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    Maybe 1 inch box tubing? Although it is measured by the inside.
     
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  3. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    Back in the day I used some pieces of 1X2 wood with holes drilled for longer bolts. I even trimmed them in wood shop in school so there would be a slight backwards slant.
     
  4. Scott51

    Scott51 Veteran Member

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    I found the same thing with a 4" cowl hood so raised my driver's seat about a 1/2" with spacers made of thick aluminium flat bar under each mount.
     
  5. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

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    Electrical conduit with washers tacked on either end to keep them from sliding. I saw that in an old truck with a Caddy seat.
     
  6. cadmanmeg

    cadmanmeg Veteran Member

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    kids booster seat? :D
     

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